I’ve Been Keeping A Secret From You

This time last year The Mister and I were making Vancouver our home despite being 3500km away from family and our Toronto friends.

This year, I’m working on expanding our family!

Baby Murray’s first photo taken August 29th, 2017 at 8 weeks 5 days gestation.

It goes without saying, we’re over-the-moon excited, while simultaneously being terrified.

Today marks one day shy of my 15th week! We’ve seen the first ultrasound and two weeks ago we heard the heartbeat at my OBGYN which was VERY exciting. Also, thanks to early genetic testing we know the sex of the baby but we’ll be keeping it a secret for a few more weeks.


  • Finding out I was pregnant.
  • Telling our parents in person that I was pregnant.
  • Seeing our baby bean on the ultrasound.


  • Vomiting in public not once, but TWICE, in the same Skytrain station.
  • Constantly gagging. Brushing my teeth, coughing, being near my husband, perfume; just to name a few things that make me gag.
  • Being SO exhausted that all I did for 8 weeks was work, sleep and eat. Literally.
  • Only eating popsicles, strawberry Ensure, Peanut Butter Lara Bars and fruit for 4 weeks.
  • Zero date nights.


Things I liked to eat: curry, garlic, beef, melons, strawberry milkshakes, popsicles, fried onions, bananas, peanut butter Lara bars, chocolate almonds.
Things I detested: cheese, eggs, bread, avocado, vegetables, oatmeal, chicken, Mexican food.


  • Boobs have become huge…not quite as glamourous as I’d hoped since they are super painful still and I can’t fit into my bras.
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Exhaustion
  • Moody
  • Super smell….it’s basically my super power!

How We Told Our Parents
The timing to see our parents in Ontario couldn’t have been better. I found out I was pregnant thanks to those early detection pregnancy tests on the day of my missed period. We had to still wait two weeks until we saw our parents, and I can tell you it was SO hard to keep it a secret. On the day that we arrived in Ontario, my parents were having a birthday party for me and my in-laws were there too because they would be picking up The Mister to go visit them for a few days. So, when everyone had finished eating cake and pizza, we asked my mother-in-law to show us our friend’s baby blanket that she had made and brought with her. We then asked her, if she could make one for us. The room kind of stopped while they were processing what we were saying, and then my aunt blurted out, “are you pregnant?” and I said yes. Then there were hugs and tears and we finished off the party with me opening cards and gifts.

High Risk Pregnancy
This is a high-risk pregnancy so I’ve been cautiously optimistic. I’m finally feeling like I can relax a little bit. I’ll definitely be writing about how a high-risk pregnancy differs from your regular pregnancy because it seems like it’s something no one talks about, and I was very overwhelmed at all that has to happen during the 40 weeks.

Don’t worry, this won’t turn into a mommy blog. I won’t be posting bump photos because that’s not my personal style. I will be seeking advice and writing about how our marriage is changing and being changed by pregnancy and a baby along with the occasional we’re excited for our baby post.

So tell me, What should I be expecting during my second trimester? Tell me everything I need to know about growing and sustaining a human. How did you tell your parents you were pregnant? 

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24 thoughts on “I’ve Been Keeping A Secret From You


    i am also so very very sorry to hear you got sick in public twice. as someone who deeply understands the fear and phobia of this, i am so sorry 😦

    what a great way to tell your family with the request of your very own baby blanket!

    continuing to keep you in my thoughts with this pregnancy. i really started feeling greeeeat around the 17th week mark in my second trimester so fingers crossed you’ll start feeling ever so much better soon!
    ps. if you’re not going to be posting baby bump photos, can you at least email them to me privately because i just KNOW you are the cutest pregnant lady every 🙂


    1. Thank you for thinking of me, Chelsea! It means a lot to me! I’m hoping to feel better soon too. Counting down the days until my 17th week now! Haha. My husband does daily bump checks to see how big I am. The end of the day the bloat is real! I feel like I’m already 8 months pregnant by the end of the day but then the next morning it just looks a food baby. There’s a nice visual for you! Haha

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  2. Yay! Congrats! And being close to your husband makes you gag? 😦 Oh no! Also, I love the way you told your families. So fun! I will certainly still be praying for you in this pregnancy. I can’t wait to follow along!


  3. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Super congrats!! So sorry that you vomited in public…there was quite a while there where anytime I left the house I was scouting out appropriate places to throw up, but thankfully never had to use a random public drain or something. Also…I’ve stayed home as much as possible. 😉


    1. Haha I’ve definitely been trying to stay home as much as possible especially when I can tell it’s not going to be a good day. Hoping your feeling better too!


  4. This is so exciting! I totally feel you on the coughing and constantly brushing my teeth! It drove me nuts! Also I still can’t deal with eggs. So not working for me. I love cheese though. So weird how all of that changes so quickly!


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